Period
to 15 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for Agile Software Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Agile Software Development over the 6 months to 15 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Agile Software Development
England > North East
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 +5 -5
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 461 315 565
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 36.02% 25.30% 19.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 41.20% 29.83% 22.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 238 413
North East median daily rate £438 £415 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.42% +0.61% -8.33%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £300
90th Percentile £600 £579 £563
England median daily rate £493 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +3.68% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
North East median hourly rate £41.25 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £43.25 £43.00
% change year-on-year -1.73% +0.58% +7.50%

Agile Software Development is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,119 1,056 2,473
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 87.42% 84.82% 87.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 723 704 1,688
North East median daily rate £413 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14% -12.50%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 44 114
North East median hourly rate £13.25 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.82% - +73.39%
10th Percentile £10.16 £10.15 £11.05
90th Percentile £43.33 £47.73 £36.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £22.84
% change year-on-year -6.38% +2.91% +3.80%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in the North East

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Agile Software Development in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in the North East

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in the North East over the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in the North East

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in the North East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in the North East

Agile Software Development
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development within the North East region over the 6 months to 15 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear 0 376 £438 +2.94% 102
Durham 0 58 £438 +19.05% 22
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 15 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North East region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 119 (25.81%) Scrum
2 113 (24.51%) DevOps
3 95 (20.61%) Java
4 94 (20.39%) Linux
5 93 (20.17%) Continuous Integration
6 78 (16.92%) Jenkins
6 78 (16.92%) Problem-Solving
7 76 (16.49%) Git (software)
8 74 (16.05%) BDD
9 72 (15.62%) User Experience
10 71 (15.40%) TDD
11 66 (14.32%) SQL
12 65 (14.10%) Microsoft Azure
13 64 (13.88%) JavaScript
14 63 (13.67%) JIRA
15 61 (13.23%) HTML
16 60 (13.02%) Docker
17 59 (12.80%) Microservices
17 59 (12.80%) Amazon AWS
17 59 (12.80%) Open Source
17 59 (12.80%) Test Automation
18 56 (12.15%) Puppet
19 55 (11.93%) Ansible
19 55 (11.93%) Analytical Skills
20 53 (11.50%) CSS
21 50 (10.85%) Python
22 46 (9.98%) Configuration Management
23 45 (9.76%) Oracle
23 45 (9.76%) Degree
23 45 (9.76%) Continuous Improvement

Agile Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 33 (7.16%) Confluence
2 24 (5.21%) SharePoint
3 11 (2.39%) nginx
3 11 (2.39%) WebLogic
4 8 (1.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 7 (1.52%) JBoss
6 5 (1.08%) CMS
6 5 (1.08%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.08%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.87%) Apache
7 4 (0.87%) CICS
7 4 (0.87%) Jetty
7 4 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (0.87%) WildFly
8 3 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.65%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.65%) SAS
9 2 (0.43%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.43%) FileNet
9 2 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 6 (1.30%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.65%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.22%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (1.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.87%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.22%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.22%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 65 (14.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 59 (12.80%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (3.25%) AWS CloudFormation
4 14 (3.04%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (2.60%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (2.60%) Amazon S3
6 10 (2.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 8 (1.74%) Google Cloud Platform
8 7 (1.52%) GitHub
8 7 (1.52%) Office 365
9 6 (1.30%) Datadog
10 5 (1.08%) BrowserStack
10 5 (1.08%) IaaS
10 5 (1.08%) PaaS
11 4 (0.87%) iPaaS
11 4 (0.87%) SaaS
11 4 (0.87%) Slack
12 3 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (0.65%) Google Analytics
13 2 (0.43%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.25%) Internet
2 10 (2.17%) Firewall
3 8 (1.74%) Reverse Proxy
3 8 (1.74%) VLAN
4 6 (1.30%) Network Security
5 5 (1.08%) SSL
6 4 (0.87%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.65%) HTTP
7 3 (0.65%) Unified Communications
7 3 (0.65%) WAN
8 2 (0.43%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (0.43%) LAN
8 2 (0.43%) VPN
8 2 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.22%) DHCP
9 1 (0.22%) DNS
9 1 (0.22%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.22%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.22%) OSPF
9 1 (0.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (6.51%) PostgreSQL
2 29 (6.29%) MongoDB
3 25 (5.42%) SQL Server
4 22 (4.77%) NoSQL
5 18 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (3.47%) MySQL
7 13 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (2.60%) Oracle Database
8 12 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (1.95%) Relational Database
10 7 (1.52%) Amazon Redshift
11 6 (1.30%) Big Data
12 4 (0.87%) Azure SQL Database
12 4 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (0.87%) Oracle Database 12c
12 4 (0.87%) Power BI
12 4 (0.87%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.65%) Redis
13 3 (0.65%) Sqoop
13 3 (0.65%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 78 (16.92%) Jenkins
2 76 (16.49%) Git (software)
3 63 (13.67%) JIRA
4 39 (8.46%) Selenium
5 38 (8.24%) Maven
6 31 (6.72%) GitLab
6 31 (6.72%) Sonatype Nexus
7 29 (6.29%) JUnit
8 26 (5.64%) Cucumber
9 18 (3.90%) JMeter
10 17 (3.69%) Jasmine
11 12 (2.60%) Visual Studio Team System
12 8 (1.74%) gulp
12 8 (1.74%) Visual Studio
13 7 (1.52%) Gatling
13 7 (1.52%) Karma Test Runner
13 7 (1.52%) TeamCity
14 6 (1.30%) Grunt
14 6 (1.30%) LoadRunner
15 5 (1.08%) Gradle
General
1 43 (9.33%) Finance
2 16 (3.47%) Publishing
3 14 (3.04%) Legal
3 14 (3.04%) Manufacturing
4 13 (2.82%) Marketing
5 12 (2.60%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.17%) Electronics
7 7 (1.52%) Banking
8 4 (0.87%) Retail
9 3 (0.65%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.43%) Back Office
11 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 118 (25.60%) Developer
2 58 (12.58%) DevOps Engineer
3 52 (11.28%) Designer
4 46 (9.98%) Analyst
5 40 (8.68%) Java Developer
6 32 (6.94%) Content Designer
7 30 (6.51%) User Researcher
8 27 (5.86%) Architect
8 27 (5.86%) Business Analyst
9 21 (4.56%) Full Stack Developer
10 17 (3.69%) Delivery Manager
11 16 (3.47%) Project Manager
11 16 (3.47%) UX Designer
12 14 (3.04%) Digital Designer
12 14 (3.04%) Digital Transformation
12 14 (3.04%) Technical Architect
13 12 (2.60%) Agile Business Analyst
13 12 (2.60%) Tester
14 11 (2.39%) C# Developer
14 11 (2.39%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (13.23%) HTML
2 53 (11.50%) CSS
3 38 (8.24%) XML
4 36 (7.81%) Web Services
5 34 (7.38%) AngularJS
6 30 (6.51%) Node.js
6 30 (6.51%) RESTful
7 28 (6.07%) JSON
8 27 (5.86%) REST
9 26 (5.64%) Elastic Stack
9 26 (5.64%) Spring
10 23 (4.99%) .NET
10 23 (4.99%) HTML5
11 22 (4.77%) J2EE
12 19 (4.12%) jQuery
13 17 (3.69%) CSS3
13 17 (3.69%) Spring Boot
14 16 (3.47%) ASP.NET
15 13 (2.82%) SOAP
16 10 (2.17%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 72 (15.62%) User Experience
2 55 (11.93%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (3.47%) Management Information System
4 15 (3.25%) Data Centre
5 12 (2.60%) Private Cloud
6 11 (2.39%) Blog
7 9 (1.95%) Hybrid Cloud
8 7 (1.52%) Social Media
9 6 (1.30%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.30%) RIA
10 5 (1.08%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.87%) Algorithms
11 4 (0.87%) IBM Mainframe
11 4 (0.87%) N-Tier
11 4 (0.87%) Reinsurance
12 3 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (0.65%) Self-Motivation
13 2 (0.43%) Cloud Native
13 2 (0.43%) Data Structures
13 2 (0.43%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 94 (20.39%) Linux
2 33 (7.16%) Unix
3 31 (6.72%) Windows
4 18 (3.90%) CentOS
5 17 (3.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.08%) AIX
7 4 (0.87%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (0.65%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.43%) DC/OS
9 2 (0.43%) Mesosphere
9 2 (0.43%) VMS
10 1 (0.22%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (25.81%) Scrum
2 113 (24.51%) DevOps
3 93 (20.17%) Continuous Integration
4 78 (16.92%) Problem-Solving
5 74 (16.05%) BDD
6 71 (15.40%) TDD
7 59 (12.80%) Microservices
7 59 (12.80%) Open Source
7 59 (12.80%) Test Automation
8 46 (9.98%) Configuration Management
9 45 (9.76%) Continuous Improvement
9 45 (9.76%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
10 43 (9.33%) Kanban
11 38 (8.24%) Mentoring
12 37 (8.03%) Continuous Delivery
12 37 (8.03%) Waterfall
13 36 (7.81%) Coaching
14 33 (7.16%) Continuous Deployment
14 33 (7.16%) Project Management
15 32 (6.94%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 95 (20.61%) Java
2 66 (14.32%) SQL
3 64 (13.88%) JavaScript
4 50 (10.85%) Python
5 34 (7.38%) C#
6 23 (4.99%) Perl
6 23 (4.99%) Ruby
7 20 (4.34%) Bash Shell
8 18 (3.90%) Shell Script
9 13 (2.82%) Scala
10 12 (2.60%) C++
10 12 (2.60%) T-SQL
11 11 (2.39%) Java 8
12 9 (1.95%) PowerShell
12 9 (1.95%) TypeScript
13 8 (1.74%) ActionScript
13 8 (1.74%) ActionScript 3.0
13 8 (1.74%) C
14 3 (0.65%) Groovy
14 3 (0.65%) PHP
Qualifications
1 45 (9.76%) Degree
2 32 (6.94%) Security Cleared
3 19 (4.12%) DBS Check
4 15 (3.25%) SC Cleared
5 11 (2.39%) BPSS Clearance
6 9 (1.95%) ISEB
7 5 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (0.87%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (0.87%) OCP
8 4 (0.87%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.43%) APMG
9 2 (0.43%) CISM
9 2 (0.43%) CISMP
9 2 (0.43%) CISSP
9 2 (0.43%) CRISC
9 2 (0.43%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.43%) SANS
10 1 (0.22%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (8.89%) QA
2 11 (2.39%) PMO
3 5 (1.08%) WCAG
4 3 (0.65%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.22%) COBIT
6 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.22%) ISAE 3402
6 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.22%) P3O
6 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 60 (13.02%) Docker
2 8 (1.74%) VirtualBox
3 5 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.87%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.65%) Apache Flume
5 3 (0.65%) HDFS
6 2 (0.43%) vSphere
7 1 (0.22%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 56 (12.15%) Puppet
2 55 (11.93%) Ansible
3 38 (8.24%) Terraform
4 21 (4.56%) Kubernetes
5 17 (3.69%) Nagios
6 12 (2.60%) Docker Swarm
6 12 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (2.17%) ZABBIX
8 8 (1.74%) Consul
8 8 (1.74%) HAProxy
9 6 (1.30%) Packer
10 4 (0.87%) Data Guard
10 4 (0.87%) HP ALM
10 4 (0.87%) Matomo
10 4 (0.87%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 3 (0.65%) Grafana
11 3 (0.65%) Kibana
11 3 (0.65%) Nessus
12 2 (0.43%) Forum Sentry
Vendors
1 45 (9.76%) Oracle
2 24 (5.21%) Microsoft
3 19 (4.12%) Red Hat
4 15 (3.25%) SAP
5 10 (2.17%) Black Duck
5 10 (2.17%) Dynatrace
5 10 (2.17%) Google
6 9 (1.95%) IBM
6 9 (1.95%) Riverbed
7 8 (1.74%) HP
8 7 (1.52%) New Relic
8 7 (1.52%) Splunk
9 5 (1.08%) Informatica
9 5 (1.08%) VMware
10 4 (0.87%) Axway
10 4 (0.87%) Siebel
11 3 (0.65%) Adobe
11 3 (0.65%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.65%) Micro Focus
11 3 (0.65%) webMethods